About Me

Hi!  My name is Gretchen, and I'm from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and currently living in Apex, North Carolina with my husband Dan and lab mix Selma. (If you're interested in our engagement story, check out this post and for wedding photos check out this post!)

I have been running since I was 8 years old, and have run races from 800m in high school to a full marathon!  The half marathon is my favorite distance, but I'll run anything!

My other major passion in life is traveling.  After I graduated from college, I took my first trip to Europe and have since been obsessed with traveling!  I'm constantly planning my next trip or my next race - sometimes both happening at the same time!  If you're interested in reading about some of my trips, check out my travel page.

I hope you'll enjoy my blog as a place to read about my training, my travels, and my life!  Thanks for stopping by, and feel free to contact me at GretchRuns@gmail.com !


  1. Nice to know you visited Canada, Gretch! :) I'm new to your blog and. im glad to have found another runner.

  2. A belated thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting - I'd love it if you'd participate in the next pin to present linkup (March 26)! And I enjoyed checking out your blog... excited to borrow some running inspiration once I'm back in the game. Still recovering from stress fracture and having to take it slowly though, boo. In the meantime I'll live vicariously through you :)

  3. I just started a running blog and came across yours! I went to Pitt, but am now living in NC. Such a great city.. I miss running there!

  4. Just found your blog!! Born and raised in Pittsburgh and I love to run :) I just moved to DC for grad school so I love finding blog friends back home!

  5. I am a gretch too! Just wanted to say hi! Love your blog!

  6. I'm not a runner or a world traveler but we do have whole30 in common. I'm actually looking forward to my second round with my daughter starting March 28th.


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